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Napoli’s Higuain banned for 4 matches

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Napoli's Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has been hit with a four-match ban following his sending off in Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Udinese, a blow for his team who are battling with Juventus for the Serie A title.

Higuain was shown his second yellow card for kicking out at defender Felipe, prompting the striker to launch a verbal tirade against the referee.

Napoli’s Higuain banned for 4 matches

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Napoli's Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain has been hit with a four-match ban following his sending off in Sunday's 3-1 defeat to Udinese, a blow for his team who are battling with Juventus for the Serie A title.

Higuain was shown his second yellow card for kicking out at defender Felipe, prompting the striker to launch a verbal tirade against the referee.

Napoli can keep dreaming of Scudetto, says Higuain

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Napoli can keep on dreaming of a first scudetto in more than a quarter of a century, said striker Gonzalo Higuain after taking his Serie A goal tally to 29 in 30 games with a brace in a 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday.

Napoli, chasing a first Serie A title since the heady days of Diego Maradona in 1990, had slipped to six points off the pace after Juventus cruised to a 4-1 derby win at Torino.

Napoli can keep dreaming of Scudetto, says Higuain

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Napoli can keep on dreaming of a first scudetto in more than a quarter of a century, said striker Gonzalo Higuain after taking his Serie A goal tally to 29 in 30 games with a brace in a 3-1 win over Genoa on Sunday.

Napoli, chasing a first Serie A title since the heady days of Diego Maradona in 1990, had slipped to six points off the pace after Juventus cruised to a 4-1 derby win at Torino.

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

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Much of Rafael Benitez's two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool.

The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at the Stadio San Paolo for delivering very little despite having a squad that could have won the club's first Scudetto since the days of Diego Maradona.

Rafael Benitez has not fulfilled expectations with Napoli

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Much of Rafael Benitez's two seasons in charge of Italian club Napoli has resembled his time at Liverpool.

The Spaniard won silverware in the form of the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana. However, many will remember his time at the Stadio San Paolo for delivering very little despite having a squad that could have won the club's first Scudetto since the days of Diego Maradona.

The malaise of Parma F.C. is a truly saddening Italian soccer story

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During the 90′s and early years of the new millennium the Italian Serie A was undoubtedly the number one league in Europe. Ronaldo, Marco Van Basten, Diego Maradona, Paolo Maldini, Kaka, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Del Piero, Edgar Davids, Pavel Nedved, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Sebastian Veron, Ruud Gullit, Careca and Zinedine Zidane to name but a few.

The malaise of Parma F.C. is a truly saddening Italian soccer story

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During the 90′s and early years of the new millennium the Italian Serie A was undoubtedly the number one league in Europe. Ronaldo, Marco Van Basten, Diego Maradona, Paolo Maldini, Kaka, Franco Baresi, Alessandro Del Piero, Edgar Davids, Pavel Nedved, Gabriel Batistuta, Juan Sebastian Veron, Ruud Gullit, Careca and Zinedine Zidane to name but a few.

English Premier League

Say It Ain’t So

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Lance Armstrong, Alex Rodriguez, Tyson Gay, Barry Bonds, Marion Jones, Diego Maradona, and the list goes on and on. If you don't know what all of these people have in common, you should probably get out from whatever rock you have been living under. However, in all seriousness, you don't want to be associated with.

Jonas Gutierrez Says Return to Newcastle First-Team Will Be Best Moment of Career

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Jonas Gutierrez admits a return to first-team football with Newcastle after overcoming cancer would trump all his other achievements in the game.

The 31-year-old winger was diagnosed with testicular cancer 15 months ago but, having made a full recovery and featured on several occasions for Newcastle's under-21 team, he is dreaming of a day he thought he would never come a return to St James' Park.

Jonas Gutierrez Says Return to Newcastle First-Team Will Be Best Moment of Career

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Jonas Gutierrez admits a return to first-team football with Newcastle after overcoming cancer would trump all his other achievements in the game.

The 31-year-old winger was diagnosed with testicular cancer 15 months ago but, having made a full recovery and featured on several occasions for Newcastle's under-21 team, he is dreaming of a day he thought he would never come a return to St James' Park.

Lionel Messi

Weekly opinion: does Messi’s fifth Ballon d’Or make him the best ever?

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In my latest weekly opinion piece forThe Bubble, I predictably took a look at Lionel Messi, who won theBallon d'Or for the World Player of the Year for the fifth time on Monday. Individual awards are a bit daft in ... Continue reading →

Maradona y Messi por Martín Bossi.

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Martín Bossi imita a Diego Maradona recibiendo a Lionel Messi.
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Maradona mejor que Messi.

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Maradona sobre Messi.

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Cierto periodismo sigue con el tema Messi y la Selección Argentina y ahora le puso micrófono a Maradona para que opine del asunto y de la Copa América 2015:
"Es lógico caerle, es fácil. Tenemos al mejor del mundo, que va y hace cuatro goles contra Real Sociedad, y viene acá y no la toca.

The pressure on Lionel Messi

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There was a very interesting article in Semana on Lionel Messi (it is in Spanish). It is about how the pressure on a shy young kid, who only wanted to enjoy playing football, is destroying the talent of this player. And as with myself, the writer admits that all of us football fans are to blame for this pressure on this young boy.

Wheel of fortune

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Some great teams have been eliminated from the World Cup. Not Argentina. They are now among the world's eight best; a side where they hardly run (except DiMaria), and just wait for Messi to do something with the ball. Football is not just a wheel of fortune where you hope the ball lands on Messi! You cannot win a World Cup this way, and the Swiss were largely unlucky not to prove it.

Arsenal

Diego Maradona pictured wearing Arsenal training top

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World Cup winner Diego Maradona has been pictured wearing an Arsenal training top.

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Photo: A young Jack Wilshere meets Diego Maradona

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#TBT a young Wilsh trying to get close to an absolute Genius pic.twitter.com/IeYMPdPeFJ Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) March 26, 2015 Arsenal...

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Michel Platini

Maradona claims Blatter taught Platini ‘how to steal’

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Rome (AFP) Former Argentina superstar Diego Maradona on Tuesday blasted FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini, who is bidding to succeed the Swiss as head of world soccer, as two of a kind.

"I'm outside all that because someone called Blatter closed all doors on me," former Maradona told Naples television station PiuEnne.

Maradona claims Blatter taught Platini ‘how to steal’

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Rome (AFP) Former Argentina superstar Diego Maradona on Tuesday blasted FIFA president Sepp Blatter and his UEFA counterpart Michel Platini, who is bidding to succeed the Swiss as head of world soccer, as two of a kind.

"I'm outside all that because someone called Blatter closed all doors on me," former Maradona told Naples television station PiuEnne.

Barnetta! Nogs out at least 3-4 weeks, McCarthy named USOC Player of the Round, more

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Union land Tranquillo Barnetta. Nogueira out at least 3-4 weeks. John McCarthy named US Open Cup Player of the Round. All-Stars win. More news.

“We know the urgency”: Fire previews, are NYRB’s days numbered, Women’s WC lawsuit filed, more

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Union-Fire previews. SI report says Red Bull losing interest in New York franchise. Discrimination lawsuit over use of articial turf at Women's World Cup filed. More.

World Cup

The 1994 World Cup in USA: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy

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The 1994 World Cup in USA: Build Up, Tournament & Legacy - originally posted on Soccerlens.com

A country with unparalleled wealth, a football league with low viewing figures and overall a weird choice compared to the other bids to host the most famous international football competition.

Messi May Have to emulate Idol Maradona to take Argentina Past Belgium

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It's not what you achieve, it's what you overcome. That's what defines your career. Carlton Fisk

Quarter-Finals, that has been quite a dreaded word in every Argentinian football fans dictionary for some time! There is rather good reason for it too. In three of the last four tournaments they featured, they made unceremonious exit at this stage.

PHOTO: GOD lends support to Luis Suarez

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Argentina legend Diego Maradona has publicly come out and expressed his support to Uruguay and Liverpool striker Luis Suarez.

#Brasil2014 #URU El apoyo de Maradona a Luis Suárez en @De_Zurda pic.

Diego Maradona Branded ‘Bad Luck Jinx’ By Argentinian FA President After Leaving Stadium Minutes Before Lionel Messi’s Goal

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By Chris Wright

The president of the Argentinian football federation has taken his life in his hands by calling Diego Maradona a "jinx" following Argentina's dramatic late win over Iran in Belo Horizonte yesterday.

Having watched the majority of the game with his family, Maradona left theEstadio Mineirao before the final whistle -just shortly before Lionel Messi popped up to score the 91st-minute winner.

Kampion: A New Competitive Card Game Featuring Famous Soccer Players Now Available For Download

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Some of the playing cards featuring art by Adrián Oviedo, Asclê de Oliveira, Thiago Ramon Grizilli and many others.

There have been several times in my life when I've run across something that I didn't even know I wanted. For example, there are artists that add monsters to thrift store paintings, turning boring into amazing.

Expectations Among South Korea Fans Are At a Low Going Into Game Against Russia

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Perhaps no team enters the 2014 FIFA World Cup with less confidence than South Korea's Taeguk Warriors. Korea Republic finished a tumultuous qualifying campaign by qualifying on a goal difference of +1 over Uzbekistan, thanks largely to a 6-0 defeat of Lebanon back in 2011. They promptly dismissed Coach Choi Kang-Hee after qualifying and replaced him with national soccer icon Hong Myung Bo.

WATCH Great World Cup Goals Animation Featuring Brazil, Argentina, England, Italy And Others [VIDEO]

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Several of the greatest goals scored in world soccer are captured in a beautifully designed video from animator Richard Swarbrick (@RikkiLeaks).

Some of the greatest World Cup goals featured in the video include:

•Roberto Baggio,
•Diego Maradona,
•Jurgen Klinsmann,
•Michael Owen,
•Dennis Bergkamp, and
•Carlos Alberto.

WATCH Great World Cup Goals Animation Featuring Brazil, Argentina, England, Italy And Others [VIDEO]

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Several of the greatest goals scored in world soccer are captured in a beautifully designed video from animator Richard Swarbrick (@RikkiLeaks).

Some of the greatest World Cup goals featured in the video include:

•Roberto Baggio,
•Diego Maradona,
•Jurgen Klinsmann,
•Michael Owen,
•Dennis Bergkamp, and
•Carlos Alberto.

The World Cup starts today! So apropos of nothing, here’s the whole of the 1986 final

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For no other reason than I found it on YouTube a couple of nights ago and thought it would be fun to share for those who want to fill some time whilst waiting for Thursday's opening ceremony and Brazil v ... Continue reading →

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The Fury simmers: History of Philadelphia Fury, Part Two

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Steve Holroyd's look at the history of the Philadelphia Fury continues.

Mbolhi is…back? More Union news

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Mbolhi returns, practices with the Union. More news.

Diego Maradona slates ‘devil’ Man Utd boss Louis van Gaal

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Diego Maradon has slated "devil" Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal for his treatment of Radamel Falcao. Falcao, who earns £280,000 a...

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Shit Lookalike: Diego Maradona & Pat Butcher

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By Chris Wright

According to the Mirror, this is how Diego Maradona showed up looking for a television interview in Venezuela yesterday namely, a bit like Albert Square's finest...

Ain't he pretty? So glam.

To be fair, there are also subtle shades of Ursula the Sea Witch in there too.

Trophies, Tears, Maradona: When Udo Lattek went to Barcelona

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Video: Ahmed Elmohamady’s failed Hand of God (Hull vs Newcastle United)

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Hull City right-back Ahmed Elmohamady is not Diego Maradona but nobody has told him. The Egyptian appeared to have grabbed an equaliser...

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National Football Museum in Manchester

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I was in Manchester and Liverpool a couple of weeks ago. Whatever one goes there for, football is at the forefront, and I saw this not only as I went to two football matches, but also as I was looking for Manchester Cathedral. A small medieval church was totally overshadowed by a huge modern building dedicated to the new religion of the 21st century.

Diego Maradona Allegedly Seen Hitting His Ex-Girlfriend In Secretly Filmed Video

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The Argentine television program "Nosotros al Mediodia" has shown a video which appears to show legendary footballer Diego Maradona hitting his ex-girlfriend Rocio Oliva.

Oliva secretly filmed the episode which shows the former Argentina international shouting at her for using her mobile phone and then apparently hitting out at her twice.